Breakfast

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day since it’s usually the most nutrient-dense, so I’ve been trying to make mine as good as possible. There are three ways I’ll go for breakfast, depending on my time and my mood:

  1. Health Valley Cranberry Crunch cereal (which even got a good review by the discerning folks at The Empty Bowl) with Original Edensoy Extra. It’s an incredibly tasty cereal that’s also mighty healthy, and it works very well with soymilk.
  2. A bagel, half with Tofutti Herb and Chive Better Than Cream Cheese and half with Spectrum Naturals’ Essential Omega Spread. For that one-two punch of soy and flax, this is a nice, quick way to have a filling breakfast on the drive into work.
  3. Health Valley cobbler bar. Both their strawberry and blueberry are mighty tasty, and quite healthy. There’s no saturated fat, 100% of your daily Vitamin E, and 10% of a number of other nutrients (including B-12). It even has 50% of your daily Selenium (a trace mineral that helps the absorption of Vitamin E in the body—the two make a good antioxidant team). Note, though, that these bars are not vegan (they have whey and nonfat dry milk.

I haven’t grown tired of any of these three options yet, and it’s nice to know I’m not shoveling unnecessary amounts of sugar in my mouth first thing in the morning.

7 Responses to “Breakfast”

  1. Katherine

    Just wanted to let you know that the long distance mind control device is still working. I just got back from Kroger, where I purchased Cranberry Crunch cereal, spring rolls, and chocolate soy milk (the soy milk is not for the cereal). Maybe I shouldn’t mention the pork products I bought, though… oops.

  2. Jen

    I wish I could find the Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese around here. It sounds wonderful!

  3. Ryan

    Katherine — Ha ha ha… *rubbing hands*, my evil plan continues to work.

    Jen — I would think that pretty much any health food store would be able to special order it for you!

  4. jen

    Oh… I’m too meek mannered to expect the store to special order stuff for me!!

    There’s another health food store I can check. It’s farther from home than the one I usually frequent, but I think they are more likely to have it. If I’m feeling better, I’ll give it a try this weekend!

  5. Ryan

    Jen — Health food stores thrive on special orders… it helps them get a better handle on what their customers want. Think of it that way and maybe it’ll be easier for you! :)

  6. jen

    I never really thought of it that way. Thanks!

  7. Katherine

    My two cents: the cereal is YUMMY and the quart of chocolate silk is already gone. Oh yeah, so are the spring rolls.

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